Reading and Writing
This lesson allows students to imagine the experience of historical figures.
September 18, 2017
Ezra Meeker Pioneer Profile
Narcissa Whitman Pioneer Profile
Provide students with background information on influential historical figures associated with the Oregon Trail. Guide students in selecting and researching the impact of one historical figure.
Students will: This tweet should reflect a specific moment or geographical location from the trail Compose a 160 character tweet from the point-of-view of this historical figure Alternatively, students could post their tweet in the classroom or a message board of your choice.
Review the actual diaries to assess and inspire your students' work. See a link in reference section of this lesson.